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An outcast Husky risks his life with other sled dogs to prevent a deadly epidemic from ravaging Nome, Alaska.

Director:

Simon Wells

Writers:

Cliff Ruby (screenplay), Elana Lesser (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Bacon ... Balto (voice)
Bob Hoskins ... Boris (voice)
Bridget Fonda ... Jenna (voice)
Jim Cummings ... Steele (voice)
Phil Collins ... Muk and Luk (voice)
Jack Angel Jack Angel ... Nikki (voice)
Danny Mann ... Kaltag (voice)
Robbie Rist ... Star (voice) (as Robby Rist)
Juliette Brewer ... Rosy (voice)
Sandra Dickinson ... Sylvie and Dixie / Rosy's Mother (voice) (as Sandra Searles Dickson)
Miriam Margolyes ... Grandma Rosy / Extra Voices (voice)
Lola Bates-Campbell Lola Bates-Campbell ... Granddaughter
Donald Sinden ... Doc (voice)
William Roberts ... Rosy's Father (voice)
Garrick Hagon ... Telegraph Operator (voice)
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Storyline

A half-wolf, half-husky named Balto gets a chance to become a hero when an outbreak of diphtheria threatens the children of Nome, Alaska in the winter of 1925. He leads a dog team on a 600-mile trip across the Alaskan wilderness to get medical supplies. The film is based on a true story which inspired the Iditarod dog sled race. Written by Alan Katz

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The true story of an American hero See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Trivia

In 1925, after the serum run, the real Balto and his team starred in a movie called Balto's Race to Nome (1925). See more »

Goofs

At one point in the movie, Star can be seen to have three toes on one of his paws instead of four. See more »

Quotes

Grandma Rosy: [first lines] It was here... someplace.
Granddaughter: But we've already been past here!
Grandma Rosy: Heh. The trees have grown so big. It's been so long since my last visit.
[walks and sighs happily and Blaze was barking]
Granddaughter: Come on Blaze. Grandma, when was the last time you were here?
Grandma Rosy: Heh. Years and years ago. Way before you were born, sweetheart.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits, Fievel from "An American Tail" (1986) pushes the Amblimation logo into place, then stands next to it and his hat falls down over his eyes. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Jambareeqi Reviews: The Magic Roundabout (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Reach for the Light
Composed by James Horner and Barry Mann
Lyrics by Cynthia Weil
Produced and Orchestra Arranged by Steve Winwood (uncredited) and Nathan DiGesare (uncredited)
Recorded and Mixed by Paul Salveson (uncredited)
Performed by Steve Winwood
Backing Vocals: Bonnie Keen (uncredited), Chris Rodriguez (uncredited), Micah Wilshire (uncredited), and Tina Clark (uncredited)
Chorus: Caitlin McCollister (uncredited), Elizabeth Winwood (uncredited), Emily Estes (uncredited), Evan Brooder (uncredited), Gianno Caputo (uncredited), Holly Burt (uncredited), Jamie Grable (uncredited), Joel Dunham (uncredited), Katy Dunham (uncredited), Lauren Caputo (uncredited), Leah Lofton (uncredited), Mary Claire Winwood (uncredited), Natalia DiGesare (uncredited)
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A great movie! One that will live in your memory forever!

This is a great children's movie. But, being a kid's movie doesn't mean that it isn't good for others. This film entertains audiences of all ages. I first saw this movie when I was seven. And to this day, I still love it. Kevin Bacon supplies the voice of Balto, a half-bred wolf who risks his life to travel in the cold of Alaska to retrieve a sled of dogs that were lost while bringing antibiodics back to the town of Nome to stop an epidemic. BALTO is a film to see on a cold, Sunday when you have nothing better to do. You will enjoy this film greatly. After viewing it once, you will want to see it again. I lost track of how many times I have seen this film. But it has been more than thirty times. See this movie. It's well worth seeing. This one is one that I am proud to have in my video collection.....5/5.


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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 December 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,519,755, 25 December 1995

Gross USA:

$11,348,324

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,349,090
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DTS-Stereo | DTS | DTS (Digital DTS Sound) (1999 Re-Release)| SDDS (1999 Re-Release)| Dolby Digital (1999 Re-Release)

Color:

Color (Rankcolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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